42nd Annual Salamander Meander

Friday, April 21 & Saturday, April 22 at 8:00 PM

Love is in the air and it’s dating time for salamanders! Witness the annual natural phenomena of the dance of the yellow spotted salamanders.

Spring weather determines the dates and times of when we can meander with the salamanders. This year, we invite the public to join staff members at the pond to learn about salamanders and observe the salamanders in their natural habitat. Watch this space for updates regarding dates and times.

There is no registration required!

Time: Takes place on a wet night in April – we must wait for the salamanders to come out after sunset (around 8:30). We will update this space with the actual dates the salamanders are visible, as well as post on social media (e.g. our Facebook page and our Twitter account).

Staff will be at the pond from 7:30 – 8:30pm to answer questions. Salamanders are only visible in the pond after sunset.


  • Dress for the weather (i.e. rubber boots/footwear that can get wet; if chilly wear or bring a hat and mittens).
  • Bring a good flashlight or headlamp.
  • We observe only so do not bring nets or buckets.
  • Meet at the parking lot at the Hemlock Ravine Park at the Princes Lodge, Bedford Highway.